Where we you in 1965?
Anna Larkin produced this wonderful video for the “Fire in the Foothills” Briagolong Film Festival in June 2019.
We want to tell the story of the 1965 fires. The fires affected people from as far afield as Valencia Creek, Dargo, Omeo and Bruthen yet there is little information on the public record. We want people to share their stories, photos and memories of the event, the people you helped, or who helped you,… Read more
It was a packed hall at Valencia Creek for the launch of Peter McHugh’s booklet commemorating the 55th anniversary of the 1965 Gippsland Bushfires. The booklet was the result of extensive research, dozens of interviews, and contributions to a online mapping tool – https://wbwc.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/1965-gippsland-bushfires. The launch gave people who experienced the fires the opportunity to… Read more
Remembering the 1965 Bushfires by Peter McHugh was launched at the Valencia Creek Hall on 1st March 2020. Click on the image below to open a copy. You can also download it from Peter’s Forestry Heritage website https://www.victoriasforestryheritage.org.au where you’ll find it amongst at wealth of other information at the General Publications section of the… Read more